Singhvi quits as Chairman of Parliamentary panel on Law and as Congress spokesperson
New Delhi, April 23 (PTI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Monday resigned as Chairman of a Parliamentary Committee and party spokesperson, in a damage control exercise ahead of the resumption of the budget session on Tuesday.
Singhvi, 53, an eminent lawyer and a Rajya Sabha member, sent a letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi informing her of his decision ten days after circulation of a CD purportedly showing him in compromising position.
"I have done this only to prevent even the slightest possible Parliamentary disruption regarding the purported CDs being circulated about me. Since I am a disciplined party soldier, I did not think it fit to subject the party to any inconvenience on this account. All allegations are patently baseless and false," he said in a statement.
Singhvi acquired a high profile after the committee headed by him came out with a report on the Lokpal last year on whose recommendation the government brought a piece of legislation on the issue.